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February 14th, 2012

Pairings set for state mat finals

February 14, 2012

    Brooks Faurote, according to the Indianamat.com IHSAA State Wrestling preview, is the field's best chance to stop three-time state champ Jason Tsirtsis from matching the four state title resume of his older brother, Alex.
    And that from a group which doesn't exactly gush about the Bellmont wrestling program, though statistics don't lie, the Braves are, have been, and will be the best in northeast Indiana. Look it up!

Turbine foes make a point

February 14, 2012

    A group of area residents led by Hilary Shifferly of rural Decatur gave a power point presentation to the Adams County Commissioners Monday regarding the proposal of a wind test tower in Adams County.
    Shifferly presented commissioners with data she has gathered from various agencies regarding what the group feels are adverse affects caused by the operation of wind turbines.

Dangerous Berne eyesore likely to soon bite the dust

February 14, 2012

    A property on Jefferson Street in Berne which has been deemed both dangerous and an eyesore to the community could disappear within the next 30 days, members of Berne City Council learned at their monthly meeting on Monday.
    The council's emergency adoption last month of an unsafe building ordinance set the stage for official city action at the property site, which reportedly has been the source of numerous citizen complaints.

Rebounding county said fiscally sound

February 14, 2012

    Adams County Commissioners Chairman Doug Bauman reported during his State of the County address Monday that as the country continues to rebound from the failing economy, Adams County is fiscally sound.
    Bauman noted that as the auditor's office advised, the Adams County Council and Commissioners will need to remain prudent and pro-active regarding spending in the upcoming years in order for the county to remain secure.

February 13th

Snyder seeks Lehman rep seat

February 13, 2012

    Mike Snyder of Decatur, a Democrat, has filed as a candidate for the 79th Indiana House of Representatives district. The seat is currently held by Matt Lehman, a Republican from Berne. He has filed for re-election.
    Snyder is president of United Steelworkers Local 15173, representing workers at the Bunge North American plant in Decatur.

Infant hepatitis prevention earns 'Gold Award' for Adams Memorial

February 13, 2012

    A recent Indiana State Department of Health survey has shown that Adams Memorial Hospital is one of the best in the state in making sure children born at its location are immunized against the Hepatitis B virus.
     ISDH public health investigator Rupert E. Arceo recently presented hospital officials with a “Gold Award”  in recognition of the facilities' practices in the prevention of perinatal Hepatitis B infections.

Marieda R. Neunschwander

February 13, 2012

    Marieda R. Neuenschwander, 84, of Berne, died Sunday at Swiss Village.
    Among survivors are her son, David (Kay) Neuenschwander, of Berne, and a sister, Agnes (William) Habegger, of Berne.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, Ellis Neuenschwander; and a daughter, Debby Neuenschwander.
    Funeral services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Mt. Hope Church, rural Berne. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at MRE Cemetery.

Elizabeth M. MIller

February 13, 2012

    Elizabeth M. “Betty” Miller, 80, of Decatur, died Sunday at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
    Arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home.

Braves blast through with 4 semi-state champs

February 13, 2012

    FORT WAYNE — "If the kids wrestle anything like we did today this Friday night, we'll be in good shape. We just had an outstanding day," stated a euphoric Bellmont wrestling coach Brent Faurote Saturday night after the Braves foursome took the tourney by storm.
    The Braves went an incredible 17-4 on the day, winning their last eight matches as Bobby Keuneke at 120, Brooks Faurote at 145, Brad Busse at 182 and Ben Baker at 195 stood atop the podium as champions in one of Bellmont's best-ever Fort Wayne showings.

Jets win at Eastside, 82-58

February 13, 2012

    BUTLER—Eastside's nickname is the Blazers, but Adams Central did all the blazing on Saturday in a commanding 82-58 victory.
    The 13-2 Flying Jets cut loose with 11 threes in 21 tries (52%) and hit 28 of 53 attempts from the field (almost 53%) plus 15 of 21 free throws (71%).

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